Latest Sunbird dcTrack Release Drives Further Data Center Automation

Photo Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software
“The APIs now available in Release 8.0.1 automate manual processes, allowing data center managers to focus more of their time on managing the data center,” said Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software.

With Release 8.0.1, Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) provider Sunbird Software has enhanced how customers can manage their models and connectors libraries. Clients can now automatically add, update, delete, and get details on all their equipment makes, models, model images, and connectors via public APIs – for “fast, easy, and accurate” asset template management.

Data center managers can define the models and connectors they use with the most up-to-date information to ensure their template automation database is an exact reflection of what resides in their data centers.

The public APIs allow for system-to-system synchronization, enabling customers to integrate dcTrack’s models library with their CMDB such as ServiceNow, BMC, and Cherwell/Ivanti and create a single source of truth. This feature would help break down information silos within the data center environment and ensure accuracy across systems so users of either system can trust the data that they have access to.

“Customers enjoy Sunbird’s vast vendor equipment models library complete with front and back images, port counts, and specifications,” said Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software. “With over 37,000 models, it’s now easier than ever for customers to manage their model templates and connectors. The APIs now available in Release 8.0.1 automate manual processes, allowing data center managers to focus more of their time on managing the data center.”

Workflow Management System

Sunbird has enhanced its built-in workflow management system by now offering the ability to export connection work orders to Excel, retaining the color-coding, formatting, and local translations. The work orders would make it easy for technicians to create connections in the data center “accurately and quickly”, eliminating the need for additional trips to the data center.

Details on the work order include source location and destination location such as data center cabinet, U position, asset tag, item name, port, and connector and details on the cord such as ID, type, color, and length to ensure that work orders are completed without problems.

Additional new features in Sunbird dcTrack 8.0.1 include public APIs for picklist items, a SQL grid widget drilldown capability, an increased number of supported custom field subtabs, ODBC views for parts inventory management, and more.

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